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McCarthy Defends Proposed Carbon Rule For Power Plants in Advance of Hearings

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30/07/2014

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy preemptively countered claims that proposed carbon dioxide standards for power plants would harm the economy as the agency prepares for a series of public hearings on the proposal. McCarthy told reporters July 28 that the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set carbon emissions standards for existing power plants, will create ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

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01/08/2014

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars August 5: Live Webinar on ...

3E Company Wins ISHN Readers’ Choice Award

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01/08/2014

3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced that its 3E Online®-SDS 7.0 safety data sheet (SDS) management platform has won an Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) Readers’ Choice Award. ISHN readers recognized the latest version of 3E Company’s industry‐leading SDS ...

Enabling employers to comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

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01/08/2014

Noise at Work needs to be controlled Exposure to noise in a working environment is a hazard and, like all hazards, it needs to be assessed carefully and then controlled effectively.  Most individuals can cope with loud noise over a short period of time but prolonged exposure to certain levels of noise can damage hearing and lead to permanent hearing loss (noise-induced hearing loss) and ...

Accurate Water Monitoring in Harsh Environments with New Measurement Specialties Level Transducer

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30/07/2014

Measurement Specialties, an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers a new TruBlue Water Level Data Logger for remote monitoring of water levels in the harshest water environments.  The battery-powered TruBlue 255 Level can collect up to a half-million time stamped pressure and temperature data points with its standard 8 MB of internal memory or can be outfitted with ...

State Law Preempts Colorado City`s Ban On Fracking, Waste Disposal, Judge Rules

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28/07/2014

State law preempts a ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city of Longmont, Colo., a district court ruled July 24 (Colo. Oil and Gas Ass'n v. Longmont, 20th Jud. Dist., 2013-cv-63,order 7/24/14). Judge D.D. Mallard, district court judge in Boulder County, ruled the voter-approved fracking ban in Longmont is invalid as preempted by the ...

New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and carbon benefits

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31/07/2014

Ash from waste incineration can be made safer simply by mixing it with rice husks, water and other forms of waste ash at temperatures under 100 °C, according to new research. Once dried, the end product not only locks away toxic metals lead and zinc, but also stores carbon. Furthermore, it can be used in the polymer industry to lower costs, improve polymer properties and reduce the use of ...

2014 One Water Leadership Summit Two Rivers, Two Cities, Two States, One Water – Kansas City, MO September 15-17, 2014

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01/08/2014

Shifting the paradigm to one water management, the U.S. Water Alliance will hold the 5th annual One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit, in Kansas City, MO on September 15-17.  The Summit will look at the many ways water unites us and ways we can unite its many silos. As a focal point for the national dialogue on resource recovery and green infrastructure, the OWL Summit has been driving the ...

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